Yes, it counts. You can enter the ship by boarding alone and using the external "Kick passenger" link that pops up. The creature will be kicked to another ship of yours or on the ground if you're landed.
Ok according to the Rules under Movement Section 8 Kicking Off Passangers:
"Pilots of entities may kick any passengers off their entity from inside the cockpit for any reason, using the internal kick option. To do so, the entity must be located on the surface of a planet.
Anyone with access to an entity that is full may also kick out a random passenger from outside of the ship in order to regain access to it, using the external kick option.
This may kick out a creature, NPC, droid, or PC.
This feature is intended as an OOC tool to allow players to regain access to their entities that are full, and it may not be used for IC purposes. This means that loading an entity until it is full and kicking off passengers until a character on board is forced into a position where they can be arrested is not an acceptable use of the feature. Kicking a passenger out of a single-room entity into a position where they can be arrested is also unacceptable. However, using the external kick feature in order to free up room on an entity in order to board it and arrest a passenger is acceptable."
If your in space, try forming a squad with the ship and taking it someplace where you can kick the creature out.
I have a related question. Musashi mentioned the rules regarding using the internal kick ability, but I can't seem to find it. I have some droids and a lost soul on my ship that I want to get rid of. If I can't remove them I may try to take them to Derra and kill them. Any advice? Thanks.
If I am to die this night, I would see that the night does not pass quietly.
In short, you should only use the kick passenger function to let you board a ship you have rights to board. You should not use the function to kick those droids and lost soul from your ship. Hence, Derra & killing is the viable option I see.
Note also for Lost Souls you can request Ellias Aubec make them over to you, and you can DM the Droid Owner to ask them for manager/etc. so you can dump them elsewhere.
Kay, I think he is talking about the option once you are inside the ship in the cockpit room, you see a list of all the passengers and can kick individual people off of the ship. Just expand the passengers list at the top in the travel page.