Olympic ships leave Canary Wharf
The Wharf said goodbye to probably the most extravagant visitor to ever stop off in its waters when the Octopus left on Tuesday morning.
Owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the 414ft long mega yacht made West India Docks its home for the duration of the Olympics.
The ship is reported to have a nighclub, a swimming pool and a basketball court on board, as well as two helicopter pads and a submarine.
When it was built in 2003, costing $200million, it was the largest yacht in the world, but is now currently at number 13.
More than two weeks after its arrival at Canary Wharf, it squeezed into the dock at around 10.45am before heading out past The O2 and off towards the Thames Barrier.
Crowds gathered on the blue bridge at Blackwall to see the super-yacht leave.
Octopus was shortly after followed out of the docks by the Dutch clipper Stad Amsterdam.
The ship, which carries up to 58 passengers for cruises and has a crew of 32, has also been docked at South Quay for the Games.